Upcoming Events

January 23, 2018 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Join WaterISAC and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) on January 23, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET for a free webinar on Black Sky power outage hazards and water sector resilience. The webinar is open to anyone in the water and wastewater sector, interdependent sectors and partner organizations.

The webinar will feature Dr. Paul Stockton, a well-regarded expert on disaster preparedness and the implications of extended power outages. Stockton will discuss how Black Sky power outages - outages lasting a month or more and affecting multiple states - could turn a natural or manmade disaster into a catastrophe. He will also address resilience measures and provide insight on the factors that water and wastewater utilities might consider in order to maintain minimal service levels during Black Sky outages. 

Stockton, a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, is the author of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council’s Handbook IIWater, which focuses on Black Sky planning for the water sector.  Dr. Stockton is also the managing director of the firm Sonecon, LLC.

The webinar will also feature Lauren Wisniewski, an environmental engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Security Division. Wisniewski will provide an overview of EPA’s Power Resilience Guide. She will also discuss upcoming EPA and sector activities focused on Black Sky outages and resilience.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

On January 24, 2018, WaterISAC will convene its monthly Water Sector Cyber Threat Briefing. Due to the federal government shutdown, the briefing on common findings from the DHS/NCCIC/NCATS’ cybersecurity assessments of water and wastewater utilities will not be conducted. WaterISAC expects to host this briefing at a future date, most likely during one of its upcoming Water Sector Cyber Threat Briefings.

The overall webinar will still be conducted, with briefings from Wes Spencer, Chief Information Security Officer of Perch Security, and Jennifer Kazy, WaterISAC’s Cybersecurity Risk Analyst. Mr. Spencer will discuss the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Ms. Kazy will address “prognostications and predictions” for the cybersecurity environment in 2018, referencing findings and forecasts in recent annual reports from major cybersecurity firms. She will also discuss TRITON/TRISIS, a recently discovered piece of malware targeting industrial control systems.

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